Elegant Thanksgiving Tabletopsby Jeanne Benedict on November 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm
There is an elegance to the Thanksgiving holiday that warms our hearts, reminds us to be kinder to one another, and celebrates the beauty of fall. We often take our cues from nature when thinking about our Thanksgiving tabletops, mixing autumn botanicals with flowers in vibrant harvest hues.
This year, highlight the elegance of the holiday by talking to your local florist about creating Thanksgiving arrangements that combine seasonal classics, such as wheat stems and acorns, with white florals like roses and calla lilies to add sophistication and style to the tabletops in every room of your home.
Wheat Stems and Calla Lilies for the Foyer
Give your family and friends a festive welcome by going grand in the entryway or on a fireplace mantle by showcasing a tall centerpiece of wheat stems interspersed with long-stemmed white flowers such as calla lilies or gladiolas. Since this is a table or surface that is primarily for display, surround the vase with nuts in their shells and white pumpkins.
White Pumpkins and Roses for the Dinner Table
For the dinner table, ask your florist for a low arrangement so guests can easily chat across the table with an unobstructed view of each other. Given that the table will be abundant with food, consider a container that is a space-saver, such as a slender wooden wine box artistically filled with white roses and miniature pumpkins. Add a sense of whimsy to the arrangement with longer stems of mini calla lilies and pheasant feathers.
Round out the table design by placing an autumn leaf topped with a white rose on each guest’s plate. You can personalize each place-setting by writing each person’s name on the leaf using a gold metallic pen.
Look around your home and think about how you can echo the theme of your main holiday flower arrangements in other places, such as the living room coffee table or even white flowers in a miniature white pumpkin to freshen up the powder room.
Surround your guests and you in floral beauty and harvest bounty this Thanksgiving for a memorable holiday.
What are your suggestions for elegant Thanksgiving decorations?